Depression

Self-reported depression and physical activity in adults with mobility impairments

    Rosenberg DE, Bombardier CH, Artherholt S, Jensen MP, Motl RW.  Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA 98101, USA. rosenberg.d@ghc.org.  Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Apr;94(4):731-6. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2012.11.014. Epub 2012 Nov 16. OBJECTIVE: To test hypothesized associations between depression and physical activity among adults with multiple sclerosis (MS), spinal cord injury (SCI), muscular dystrophy […]

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Relationship between depressive symptom severity and emergency department use among low-income, depressed homebound older adults aged 50 years and older

Choi NG, Marti CN, Bruce ML, Kunik ME.  The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA. nchoi@austin.utexas.edu.  BMC Psychiatry. 2012 Dec 26;12:233. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-12-233. BACKGROUND: Previous research found a high prevalence of depression, along with chronic illnesses and disabilities, among older ED patients. This study examined the relationship between depressive symptom severity and the […]

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Healing pathways: a program for women with physical disabilities and depression

Hassouneh D, Nguyen T, Chen Z, McNeff E.  School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, 3455 SW US Veteran’s Hospital Road, Portland, OR 97239, USA.  Rehabil Res Pract. 2013;2013:649875. doi: 10.1155/2013/649875. Epub 2013 May 2. Objective. The objective of this study was to test the efficacy of the Healing Pathways (HP) program in reducing […]

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Examining the dimensionality of combat-related posttraumatic stress and depressive symptoms in treatment-seeking OEF/OIF/OND veterans

Tsai J, Pietrzak RH, Southwick SM, Harpaz-Rotem I. J Affect Disord. 2011 Dec;135(1-3):310-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2011.06.057. Epub 2011 Jul 22. SOURCE:  VA New England Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, West Haven, CT 06516, USA. Jack.Tsai@yale.edu BACKGROUND:  This study examined the factor structure of two of the most commonly used screening measures of posttraumatic stress […]

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A home-based training program improves Taiwanese family caregivers’ quality of life and decreases their risk for depression: a randomized controlled trial.

Kuo LM, Huang HL, Huang HL, Liang J, Chiu YC, Chen ST, Kwok YT, Hsu WC, Shyu YI. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013 May;28(5):504-13. doi: 10.1002/gps.3853. Epub 2012 Jul 9. SOURCE:   School of Nursing, Hsin Sheng College of Medical Care and Management, Taoyuan, Taiwan. OBJECTIVES: Little is known about the longitudinal effects of training programs […]

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Depression and anxiety among parents and caregivers of autistic spectral disorder children

Almansour MA, Alateeq MA, Alzahrani MK, Algeffari MA, Alhomaidan HT. Neurosciences (Riyadh). 2013 Jan;18(1):58-63. SOURCE:  Family Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Almajmaah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. abu.amerah@hotmail.com OBJECTIVE:   To evaluate the presence of depression and anxiety in parents/caregivers of autistic spectral disorder (ASD) children, and to identify associated factors. METHODS:   In this retrospective cohort […]

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Depression after traumatic brain injury: a National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Model Systems multicenter investigation.

Objective: To identify the frequency and manifestations of depression after traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the factors that contribute to developing this mood disorder. p. Design: A prospective, nationwide, multicenter study; 17 centers supplied data from medical records and patient responses on a standardized criterion instrument. Setting: Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems programs. Participants: A […]

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Effects of depressive symptoms on health behavior practices among older adults with vision loss.

OBJECTIVE: The authors examined the interface between visual impairment and depressive symptoms on health behaviors, self-care, and social participation among adults ages 65 and older. METHOD: The authors analyzed data from the 1997-2004 National Health Interview Survey on visual impairment and depressive symptoms for 49,278 adults ages 65 and older, comparing visually impaired adults (n […]

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A controlled trial of bupropion added to nicotine patch and behavioral therapy for smoking cessation in adults with unipolar depressive disorders.

Although there is a strong relationship between depression and smoking, most nicotine dependence treatment trials exclude depressed smokers. Our objective was to determine whether bupropion improves abstinence rates and abstinence-associated depressive symptoms when added to transdermal nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in smokers with unipolar depressive disorder (UDD). Adult smokers […]

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Depressive Symptoms and Clinical Depression and People with Disabilities: Treatment

BRIEFING SUMMARY This briefing summary provides an overview of some of the treatments being used for depressive symptoms and clinical depression in people with disabilities. Youth According to the website of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), depression in children and adolescents is a serious disease, causing significant problems at home, in school, and […]

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